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UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA URGES THE ARCHDIOCESE of MIAMI TO REVERSE ITS UN-
CHRISTIAN POLICY OF INTOLERANCE AND HATE, and FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO DO SO AS
WELL




















February 12, 2018… Miami, Florida

Florida remains one of the few states where employers can still fire someone based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This is an
unjust, discriminatory and outdated law that Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida strongly calls for its elimination – now.

Miami resident Jocelyn Morffi married her longtime partner, Natasha Hass at the Key Largo Lighthouse on Saturday, February 3. By the
end of the week, Morffi had been fired from her job teaching first grade at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School. Although no official statement
has been given by the Archdiocese of Miami, who enforce employment & morality policies for their employees, Miami's current
archbishop, Thomas Wenski, has a long history of anti-gay comments. When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage
nationwide in 2015, Wenski released a statement comparing the ruling to the 1857 Dred Scott case, which stated that black people could
be legally owned as property in the United States.

“The firing of a liked and celebrated teacher, for living her truth of love & marital union, once again highlights the need for protection of all
Floridians from discrimination. Her marriage is legal in our state and should be seen as a beacon of all things good & honest, not a
threat or reason for losing her job. There is nothing immoral, conflicting or shameful in her commitment to her partner and her students,
and both are equally as strong and unquestionable. It is time for the Archdiocese of Miami to reveres its policy of intolerance and hate –
two qualities that are anything but Christian, in teaching or practice. It is time for the Archdiocese to really learn and put into practice what
being a true Christian, is.” said Herb Sosa, director of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida

In 2015, Morffi was recognized in the Miami Herald for a program she started at St. Peter & Paul School called #teachHope70x7 that
encouraged kids to feed the homeless and "encourage hope" in the community. (The "70x7" references a bible passage about
forgiveness.)

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic|LGBT community,  advancing
Equality & Fairness, through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and programming, like ELEVATE- a day
of being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design, Education & Cosmetology; PRIDE U 2020 – Activism, Leadership & Social
Resources for a New Rainbow; TRANSART Conference & Artists Showcase – featuring transgender & non-conforming artists &  their
works; the 8th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival each October.  unitycoalition.org












































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